Rate Transient Analysis (RTA) has been used in gas reservoirs as a proven method for reserve estimation, well diagnostic and production performance evaluations. The authors have demonstrated several case studies showing the application of production analysis (PA) for reservoir characterization in gas and single phase oil reservoirs previously (Motaei, 2017, Ghanei and Ataei 2017, Ataei 2018). The adopted method for Integrated Production Analysis (IPA) works well in those case studies after combining the available data from RTA, PTA, or Material balance and basic reservoir engineering tools. The RTA found to be completing those is based on simple production data analysis using flowing data rather than limited shut in and less accurate ones. With benefit of continuous monitoring of FBHP using PDG, it is possible to evaluate the interferences and boundary in distance beside conventional reservoir properties like permeability and skin.
These methods were found to be extremely powerful and popular particularly with the high resolution data from pressure downhole gauges (PDG).
In this paper we have analyzed the available production data from a gas reservoir in offshore environment in South East Asia. It has been developed with five high PI wells and smart completion and monitored closely with PDG and other surveillance data to understand the contact movement during the production history. Due to the complexity of the field, different methods of production data analysis were used to understand the production performances. The recent advances in RTA allows us to apply the classical single well analysis method to a multiple well and multiple phase flow using Generalized Pseudo Pressure (GPP).
The previously published workflow by the authors (Ghanei and Ataei, 2017) is used for this case study. We evaluate this technique for a multi well gas field with advancing aquifer. The connected volumes as estimated by single well analysis will be used for a group of wells which are communicating and have interference. We have also used a simple reservoir modelling approach to define scenarios which fit the production data and can be used for forecasting which can potentially save study teams time when deciding on the potential value and defining the targets of a major infill drilling project.